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in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children. will going public send the family to court? >>> good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
where to even begin. 77-year-old les is using a shopping cart to get around because he fled without his walker. >> that thing was right on top of us. >> just so hot. >> reporter: and you lived in that home how long? >> 53 years. >> reporter: the pipeline is about as old as this neighborhood, but investigators still don't know why it blew. and while search teams are in there right now looking for more possible victims, investigators from the ntsb are also on-scene to try to determine exactly what went wrong. diane? >> neal, as you know, that gas pipe was enormous, we're talking 30 inches in diameter and buried three feet under ground. the utility company, pacific gas and electric, says it is still too hot to get close. but as we said, neighbors say they knew something was wrong. mike von fremd has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators won't know what caused this disaster until it's safe to approach the site of the blast. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: here's what they do know. i
6:01. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. homicide investigators today plan to search a pittsburg landfill for a fourth straight day hoping to turn up clues or locate the remains of a hercules man believed to be one of five victims at the hands of a single bay area man. thomas is live at the landfill with the latest. >> good morning. took investigators about a week to figure out that this might be the place where they'd find frederick sales body. they've been searching for it, the remains of frederick for the past three days and a couple hours they begin the search again. the keller canyon landfill is where investigators will continue to search for 35-year-old frederick sales who has been missing since august 26. his whereabouts led police investigators here to pits berg, the canyon landfill. investigators are combed through 3,000 tons of trash, garbage and debris looking for sales' remains. the search has not turned up any new clues. >> unfortunately all the effort they've put in the last couple days they have yielded no results. they're going to continue un
called jones this afternoon expressing the concern for safety of u.s. troops if the burning took place. islamic extremists have been passing out leaflets around the koran burning and general david petraeus says the event could put american troops in greater danger. now, a multi faith event planned for san jose for tomorrow will take place that. is not being cancelled and it is called a celebration of diversity. many groups representing faith-based options are gathering in san jess yeah tomorrow to celebrate. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. we have more developing news, iran says it will free uc berkeley graduate sarah shord over the weekend tlchl is no word yet on the fate of sarah's boyfriend and their friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding m
on what works and what doesn't. >>> and, climb every mountain. someone who shows us all how to win at life, every single day. it's the american heart. >>> good evening. and it is right there behind me, the u.s. capitol. and 48 days now until the november congressional elections, which is shaping up to be a lively and crackling political showdown. last night, tea party candidates scored huge wins in several states, upending the predictions, and this morning, the democrats are marshaling forces. and on the republican side, karl rove is expressing surprise. jon charl karl has been running down results for us and is here tonight. good evening, jon. >> reporter: diane, the republican leadership is just stunned by what happened last night in delaware, and now they are scrambling to get control of a movement that seems to be taking over their party. >> you betcha. >> reporter: republican leaders had called her a fraud, a liar and unelectable. but now they have to call christine o'donnell republican nominee for senate. >> i didn't count on the establishment to win the primary. i'm not counting on
inside. rain coming on sunday. >> thank you very much. >> okay. thanks for joining us i'm cheryl jenning autos i'm >>> tonight on "world news," needing help. the number of americans living in poverty soars. what this really means for your struggling neighbors, day by day. >>> meeting the queen. the pope, in a rare encounter with royalty. he has more to say on the church sex scandals than before. >>> facing danger. a gunman opens fire on a doctor in one of america's most famous hospitals. >>> naming the new sheriff in town. the consumer advocate and janitor's daughter on a mission to speak up to wall street. >>> breathing easy. and amazingly simple. is this the way to reduce your high blood pressure? >>> good evening. america is the land, the nation of plenty, the richest country in the history of the world. but we have real numbers tonight on the staggering increase in people barely getting by. in a new report today, the government says 44 million americans now live in poverty. 4 million joined the list just last year. and that means 1 out of every 7 people we pass on the street
. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. voter frustration over money woes is boiling over. and some americans had a chance to tell the president exactly how they feel. >> that concern comes at the same time as some surprising news about the recession. emily schmidt has more on that from washington this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning to you. a group of economists now says the recession is over. that it ended last summer, about six months after president obama took office. now, as we approach midterm elections, the president is working to convince voters the economy is still headed in the right direction. the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday, saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june 2009. but many americans say seeing is believing. and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. defending your administration. >> reporter: president obama faced frustrated and worried voters at a t
morning. and thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. >>> five weeks until midterm elections, and the democrats are fighting to hold on to the control of congress. >> so they are sending the party heavyweights out on the campaign trail. emily schmidt joins us with more on what's at stake for the white house and on capitol hill. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and mike, good morning to you. well, senators this week in washington are going to wrap up their work here so they can head home and campaign for those critical midterm elections. with just five weeks to go, tactics are ranging from personal to presidential. at the end of september, politics feel like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> reporter: heavy hitters are campaigning in races that ought to be a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years, but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things worse and trying to obstruct, we can
-care. >> reporter: that's playing right into republican hands. >> i believe washington is crushing us in spending and debt. >> reporter: is this a vote for republicans or just against democrats? >> if republicans win control of congress, it's because voters are voting against democrats. >> reporter: while conservative tea party candidates may have complicated republican efforts. experts believe they are on track to regain control of the house. with high-profile democrats in tight races, harry reid and barbara boxer, republicans could make a run at power in the senate, too. feeling that wave, mr. obama has been left with little choice but to blame his predecessor and plead for patience. >> if the economy was a car and they drove it into the ditch, they come and tap us on the shoulder and they say, we want the keys back. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> reporter: a message that doesn't appear to be working. >> that effort has failed. the president can continue to work to try to show voters. that they need more time. that was what ronald reagan did in 1982. at this point
of us--my daughter, terri, and i had gone down to the bus that day to pick him up. and as soon as the bus driver called up the school and they had said that he hadn't been at school for the day, i immediately grabbed my daughter and we turned and started basically running back up to the house to the car to get to the school, and she was behind, so i didn't even actually see her face. oprah: yes, but you all--you were living together at the time? >> oh, yeah. oprah: yeah, so what was her reaction through all of this? >> it seemed--she seemed upset about it, but the reaction was more about her and the--i guess we'll call it the inconvenience that the investigation was imposing on her, as opposed to the effort to find him. oprah: mm-hmm. when did you become suspicious of her? >> the first polygraph results came back. she was very vocal with everyone in the entire house about how it went, how that she failed. and then the actions after that and the discussions that we had trying to understand what happened that day, she would change her story daily, if not more than that. i mean, e
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
and veiled himself in the use of the vehicles and things like that. >> authorities spotted him driving his girlfriend's acurea in pleasant hill, a chase through thest east bay ended in richmond. he ran inside of the 99 ranch market neat department he grabbed a cleaver, threatening officers. the chp shot him dead, then made a gruesome december cover rye additional units outside of the parking lot locating a female in the passenger seat they believed was initially condon shus them pulled her out to render aid, noticed she had been deceased. >> now, authorities also believe that the girlfriend may have been strangled to death. as for the escalade, it remains here in the parking lot. the man told us he did peek inside, didn't see anything unusual inside of the truck. hercules police say salas's outstanding disappearance now remains a big loosened in this case. -- loose-enend in this case. >>> a second suspect was arrested and police found a house full of explosives and chemicals. >> bodies and bombs is how one neighbor describes what is found in this house behind me. there is a detective told
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
's kind express toll lane will open on interstate 680. >> the drivers will use the new 14-mile southbound expressway lane from pleasetantton to milpitas. it allows you to use the lane for a price. that starts out at just 30 cents when there's no traffic but as the freeway gets more congested, the price goes up to as much as $6. drivers need a fas trak transponder and signs alert the drivers to the designated entry and exit points. we'll have a live report from jenelle wang in the next half hour and megan will have traffic updates throughout the morning. >> traffic use has grown since 2006 when officials set a goal of 70% usage. the latest survey shows that goal has almost been reached with 68.6% of bridge users now having fas trak. the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has nearly doubled to nearly 77%. >> pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations as soon as today. this comes after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. the utility isn't saying exactly what it plans to do but it could release the list along
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
to confront kids bullying his disabled daughter. and now, he says, he learned something for all of us. >>> good evening. think of it as a one, two, three political punch. exactly six weeks to go until the november election, and three of the most famous names in america are heading out to fight for their candidates. first lady michelle obama, now joining former president bill clinton and former alaska governor sarah palin, as the power hitters on the campaign trail. and the president, well, today, we learned that as the elections loom, he is going to shake up and rebuild his economic team. more on that in a minute. but we'll begin with our senior ut to hit the campaign trail. the white house calls her the closer. and with time running out for congressional democrats, they're sending her in. the first lady's political travel schedule reads like a who's who of endangered democrats. she'll stump in wisconsin for russ feingold, illinois for alexi giannoulias, who is running for the president's old senate seat, colorado for michael bennet, washington state for patty murray and california fo
happened, the deputies gave the woman marked bills. one source tells us they were $100 bills. our sources say the woman then handed the money over to hernandez. as deputies watched. >> this is sheriff's spokesman sargeant jd nelson. >> the person did go forward to do that. had their record taken care of at a third less. >> early last week, felix chavez was arrested after there was an investigation to see who else may have been involved. >> and they did an audit and found discrepancis. at this point, mr. chavez was arrested. >> administrators declined our request for an interview and issued a statement and said by and other restrictions were unable to comment in related percent issues and appropriate actions have been taken. both say they're investigating. >> this investigation is owe-to-see how far back it goes. >> and now, hernandez is charged with accepting a bribe, embezzlement and grand theft. chavez is charged with embezzlement and grand theft. as you just heard, the question is how wide spread were the bribes? are they occurring in other court houses? that is the focus of the invest
, the u.s. has ramped up missile strikes over militant training grounds in pakistan. we have two reports on all of this tonight from our senior team, beginning right here with chief investigative correspondent brian ross. brian? >> reporter: diane, what's behind all this is what a senior u.s. and european officials tell us is a credible threat of a series of commando style terror attacks against france, germany, britain and possibly the u.s. the official said there's no specific time or place known, but that the plot was detected this summer, after the capture of a radicalized german citizen who was training for the attacks in pakistan. now, a worldwide manhunt is under way. among those being sought are a group of other radicalized germans who have been training at terror camps in pakistan, producing videos in german to gain more recruits back home. german officials say some of the recruits actually came from the same mosque in hamburg where the 9/11 hijackers gathered. the mosque was closed in early august after officials learned of the plot. >> most of these guys share a very pronounce
house war room. he'll join us live this morning. >> i know you're looking forward to sitting down with him. >>> also, a new government study out this morning of what women earn in the workplace. more women are working in management. but have they closed the pay gap with men. the numbers are out. >>> we begin with the two developing stories this morning. martha raddatz is standing by in washington on the missile strikes. let's go right to jake tapper, traveling with president obama, in new mexico, who broke the news on his chief of staff last night. looks like it's going to happen this week, right, j >> reporter: that's right, robin. although no final official decision has been made because of family considerations, white house officials expect a final announcement on friday. rahm emanuel has never been coy about being at the head of the city with shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor, of the city of chicago. that's always been an ambition of mine. >> reporter: with richard daley's announced exit, chicago democrats began angling to replace him. putting pressure on em
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for joining us. one east bay neighborhood is waking up to closed streets, construction equipment and a watery mess. terry mcsweeney joins us live from pleasant hill with the latest on a frustrating water main break. what we call breaking news. terry? >> double breaker. broke eight days ago, broke last night here near cay cay way. they've still got the water coming out of the ground here. they say they're doing that to stabilize the pressure and they do have water back to the 40 homes and 100 plus people who were without water, again, since about 7:30 last night. not news to the people out here. it was eight days ago, the very same pipe broke in a different spot but the very same pipe broke. they were without water yet again. crews have come out. they have circumvented the break and getting water to the homes. the street though is in a very, very interesting location. four schools are located near here, including diablo valley college. so in about an hour or so, students start walking, parents start driving their kids to school and this becomes a very busy street. they hope to have the street
get a ticket, never talk or text while driving, respect the privilege of using your car, and never n signed by you, jonathan. i think that's so great. you did this because of the loss of derek? >> yeah, yeah. one--one thing we were paranoid about was jonathan driving. and jonathan even had a hard time driving after that. so i just felt that on his honor, if he signed the contract, he would obey those laws. >> that's amazing. oprah: yeah. so you were the first no phone zone. >> yes. yes. oprah: yeah. you were a no phone zone before we did. >> you know, i have--yeah. i have to tell you, i--you know, you always have that moment when you're on television about whether or not you're going to share something that's so personal. and there's always that moment where you can make that decision to do it oprah: or not to. >> or toh: you say, "do i cr oprah: you say, "do i crack myself open for the world?" >> right, exactly. do i crack myself open for the world? and if i do, why? what can come of it? and so, i'm so sorry for your loss, and i know that grief is not a straight path. i know it's li
a great excuse. she got married last night. i was there. many of us were there. it was an amazing night. she looked beautiful. we've got a bunch of pictures to show you coming up later. >>> also, we have some other news about our "gma" family today. our marysol castro is celebrating her last day here at "gma." i am not celebrating. i am very upset about this. i will miss you making fun of me all the time. >> i'm going to miss making fun of you actually. >> you have my e-mail address. so you can continue to do so. >> it won't be at 3:00 in the morning. i will definitely sleep in on the weekends. >> the girl's getting a year's prescription to ambien. >> yes, exactly if the truth be told, wonderful wedding. i happened to, on my last day at work, forget to pack clothing, so, girl, this is your -- i broke into your dressing room. this is your dress. it fits like a glove. i promise i'll bring it back to you. >> a little secret. >>> coming up this morning, we're going to take a look back at several moments just like that during mary's six-year run here on "gma." >> also this morning, something
traffic report. >> it is 6 a.m. on this thursday morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. kristen is off today. police think they may have zeroed in on a motive on a three-city killing spree that claimed at least four lives and the prime suspect in the case was killed himself tuesday night in the a shoot without with police. officers are also still looking for another potential victim. terry mcsweeney is live in hercules. and, terry, when you add in explosives to this mixture, you have quite a tangle. >> yeah, you really do. police are trying to figure out how it all fits together. they think they've got a motive for two of the killings but as far as the bodies in vallejo and the explosives, that investigation is wide open. take a look at the two people at the heart of the matter. 38-year-old valdamro, 46-year-old cindy tran. police say she had dumped him a few weeks ago and police say tuesday night he strangled her during a high-speed chase. she says she was on the phone at the time before she was strangled saying she had been kidnapped. she was killed there. they
, that was not the two of us doing hand dancing. >> i've been worried all morning that you're going to propose some sort of -- >> i want to. the hour's not over yet, dan. they actually used to perform for "the riverdance." this is a new dance craze they're starting. they're going to be joining us live. >> they've gone rogue, post "riverdance." >> emotionless faces. did you see that? >> i did. >> we'll talk to them, later. >>> also, we have serious news. including new details about what happened when the mother of natalee holloway, went inside a peruvian prison to confront the man she believes murdered her daughter. joran van der sloot's lawyer is now calling beth twitty's surprise jailhouse visit a, quote, ambush. we'll have the latest on that. >>> this is a story that touched a nerve with our viewers. lit up the message board. you saw the video of a father storming on to a school bus and threatening the kids he thinks is bullying his daughter. a lot of people weighed in on this. we'll be talking more about what parents should do in these sorts of circumstances. >> he's apparently looking at jail time.
florida. investigators got a break this weekend when the car used in the heist was found in coral gables. it began last week when three thieves burst inn a bank teller's apartment at gun point. they placed a bomb on the teller's body and forced him to withdraw a large amount of money. sources tell abc news the bomb was a fake. >>> federal authorities are looking into a landing gear problem that resulted in a very frightening flight. video taken saturday night by a passenger on a delta flight captured the moments before the plane made an emergency landing. sparks were seen out the window when the flight from atlanta to white plains, new york, was diverted to jfk airport. the pilot was praised, as was the air traffic controller. >> we were lucky. the controller actually working that airplane last night is eight weeks away from retirement. and he's been working airplanes for 29 years. i mean, we couldn't have asked for a better person to be in that position. >> there's more of that interview this morning coming up on "good morning america." the passengers were taken to their final destinati
hear american soldiers accused of taking part in a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and filming. the boy's crime? having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> panda-monium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> from all over the world. 62 nourks ap 62,000 applicationo spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. a lot coming up. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >>> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks fly outside the window. somehow the pilot able to land safely. we're goi
the start of the war, and he was with the u.s. troops in baghdad today. >> reporter: the combat mission may technically be over, but for anyone who thinks the danger is over, consider that there have been 560 ied explosions in iraq in just the past month. >> be aware of two ieds near a house on the main road. >> reporter: do you feel like the war is over? >> we're combat troops. we're still here. we've still got a job to do. the names change but the mission's pretty much the same. >> reporter: you don't feel like combat is done? >> not at all, sir. >> reporter: it is still dangerous here. but it is also, in many ways, a whole new war. u.s. forces now need iraqi permission to arrest or kill a suspected terrorist. and it is the iraqis, not the americans, who are increasingly on the front lines. while americans hang back, even needing an iraqi escort to drive through any major city. what are the rules? if you get shot at, do you have to wait for a senior iraqi officer to say it's okay for you to shot back? >> no, an american soldier always has the right to self-defense. >> reporter: today in i
: and that means people are on their way out. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> roads are likely to overwash and be closed for several days. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations are spreading across north carolina. long lines of late summer tourists leaving with unexpected vacation memories. >> looking forward to a nice vacation. and now, our vacation's over. >> reporter: earl-induced work is just beginning. emergency shelters are being set up in the hurricane warning zone. homes boarded up. boats pulled out of the water for safety. >> by the time the hurricane comes up the coast, we try to be prudent and make sure the boat doesn't get damaged. >> you never know what flying debris you're going to get. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. >> reporter: fema is directing food and watero cape cod, hoping to get ahead of a storm, that so far, shows no signs of retreat. and in fact, overnight, president obama signed a disaster declaration already for the state of north carolina. officials at every level know they on
. >>> will he free the hikers? the president of iran arrives in the u.s. dogged by question the of the fate of the two hikers held in iran. >>> and the pets close down a major store on new york's fifth avenue. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us on this monday. we are following a developing story this morning, as hurricane igor brings high winds, heavy surf and pelting rain to bermuda. >> the monster storm dwarfs the tiny island as it passes well east of the carolinas. we know there are extensive power outages and schools and businesses will be closed there today. >> but it also could be much worse. abc's david >> reporter: rob a >> reporter: rob and vinita, say hello to igor. this is it. gusts up to 85 mile an hour. the center of the storm about 40 miles west passing right by bermuda. it's a category 1 hurricane, but we are seeing the back side of it. heast rty side, the quadrant. it's the strongest part of the storm. they're used to strong storms here but this one is nearly a direct hit. >> it's spectacular but it's probably going to be horrifying. >> reporter: we were out earlier
. always sounds good to say that. friday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with a stunning new possibility in the investigation into the san bruno blast this morning. pg&e are looking into a bacterial cause and what's most frightening is it can be found anywhere. jenelle is live with the latest. jenelle? >> kristen, this has happened before ten years ago in the new mexico desert. a 13-inch transmission line just like the one that ran through the san bruno neighborhood ruptured killing 3 young children. called influence corrosion. microbes that go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in the pipeline and eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year that there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion along the 46-mile pipeline that ran from san francisco through san bruno down to milpitas. the corrosion has shown up in several tests along the line. an environmental microbe biologist outside of pg&e said any pipe as old as this one could have microbes hiding inside of it. the o
to make a major announcement. >>> "obama's wars," the revealing book. taking us behind closed doors. what makes the president angriest? what does he worry about all the time? >>> and fire danger in southern california. the hottest day ever. so hot, it actually broke the city's main thermometer. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with a developing news story, which may be considered the highest-profile resignation yet from president obama's inner circle. >> obama administration officials are getting ready for rahm emanuel to say that he is stepping down. it could come this friday. no final decision has been made. >> emanuel is a chicago native. and he wants to run for mayor there. his temporary replacement may come on friday. >> his departure would be in the heat of the midterm election campaign. and president obama will be back on the stump again today. >> emily schmidt is in washington, this morning, with the developing story. good morning, emil >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. when barack obama ran for president, in 2008, the lines at his student events usually str
. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. welcome back from your vacation. >> thank you. we were just leaving the ocean as it was churning in the storm. you could see earl coming offshore. >> it's going to define labor day weekend for so many on the east coast. 26 million in its path right now. luckily, for a lot of us in the northeast, it's losing some of its steam. it's now a category 2 storm. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. the waves have been very high there already. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the
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morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. >>> tonight on "world news" saving lives, big news about mammograms that could change what young american women decide. >>> seeing the blast. fbi shows what the times square bomber wanted to do. >>> spying casualty, a college roommate make ace secret sex recording. a promising boy commits suicide. the hidden crisis of geeing gay and taunted. >>> choosing faith. one half of americans p change their religion. of the president talks about the moment he chose. and ron claiborne goes home to oakland, california, and finds an idea making the difference in a lot of lives. >>> good evening. big news for american women who are so confused and maddened by all of those conflicting instructions on mammograms. less than a year ago, you'll remember a government panel say women do not need regular mammograms until the age of 50. well, now, today, a major news study says mammograms in your 40s, can dramatically save lives from breast cancer. and dr. richard besser is here with guidance tonight, rich. >> that's right. we s
to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> yes, 18 hours, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> reporter: the storm is skirt the eastern coastline. but state officials worry it could change its mind. >> there have been times when people have sworn to us that on top of us. >> reporter: fema is shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the evacuation orders are called >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to half a million summe
amount of materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely, and the neighbors are back in their homes tonight. >> we don't want this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood. >> hopefully they will keep watch on the house and what goes on because we would luke to keep it a safe neighborhood. >> dennis is in the contra costa county jail in martinez on $750,000 bond. there is no word on what he was planning to do with those pipe bombs. >> the san jose -- >>> the san jose police officers are protesting the gang unit. the violent crimes enforcement unit is being combined. staffing between the two units has been slashed by a third. union leaders say it will have a devastating affect on the public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose's mayor blames the police department cuts on sky rocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will still make fighting ga
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efforts. we have coverage all up and down the coast this morning. and, of course, sam starts us off from the north carolina coast in atlantic beach, where everyone is on high alert. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. the waters are chopping up this morning because earl is about 350 miles away from where we're standing right now. as george said, bigger and stronger than it ever was. at 145 miles per hour, this storm is just ten miles away. 10-mile-per-hour change in the winds, from a rare category 5 hurricane. here's the latest track on earl. here's what is expected this storm will do over the next two or three days. that is move along the carolina coastline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt here. to continue to curve up the shoreline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt near cape cod. and all the way along, we'll see waves in the 12 to 16-foot category. earl may have been a storm that was difficult to get everyone's attention with. but now, it's a storm that demands attention. >> this eye looks about 25 miles wide. >> reporter: it's an exclusive view of the eye of earl. fr
you, lisa. sounds good. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. police in san francisco are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard meets. a gray two-door honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside the honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. this comes after 17 state attorneys general called on the website to get rid of those ads. abc 7's amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take ax axle -- action eliminating prostitution ads. >> the word sensored now appears where the adult services section once was b
was carrying three viable embryos. one more than their health insurance was willing to cover. >> they called us, you know, and said, well, congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to buy in the insurance once you reduce, let us know when you reduce the twins. we're like, what? >> reporter: reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. staggering moral dilemma. >> we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. i tell you, man, i tried for four years to get a heartbeat in that ultrasound, you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> reporter: luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christie got them on her personal health care plan which covers multiple births. when it came time to deliver by cesarean section, scotch and todd were at the hospital alongside christie and her husband eric. >> they said, we're starting in five minutes. it was boom! we got the first one. what? you know, it was -- and then it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42. bam, bam, bam. >> while you're processing your first
. >> do you know when she might be available? >> i don't. >> a receptionist told us there have been a lot of calls about the story. president son vacation. none of the other four has responded to a request for an interview. we why v.yet to receive a call from the sheriff's office. the marin sheriff's report says deputies drew tasers 87 times last year. in san francisco, they carry them in jails, rarely using them. the sheriff says they drew devices only 15 times. the sheriff's office is looking at statistics in it now. >> and there is a tragic crash and a terrifying scare happened when a small plane came screaming back to earth just barely missing an office building. the man who owned the plane air, victim is a 92-year-old who flew in world war ii. the plane that crashed is this model. a queen air. we take you through what happened tonight. >> i was talking with a friend who stopped by. he was a decorated world war ii hero saying bob is a character and a civic leader here, it's out tlchl the wreckage, underwater now. the national transportation safety board is going to come start the inve
:01 this wednesday morning. updated information on all that in just a few minutes. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. you can see what frances is talking about, the traffic jam. right now let's begin with a reprieve for three richmond schools. they'll stay open one extra year after the city council approved spending, $1.5 million to keep them open. the unanimous vote came just before 11:30. it will keep kennedy high school and two elementary schools open through the 2011-2012 school year. the meeting was packed with worried parents and school district officials. richmond settled a tax lawsuit with chevron for $114 million. so it has extra money to spend but the council also offered a warning to the school board. >> they gonna have to get their act together. we can no longer have the city of richmond be atm every time they have a problem and they threaten us with attempt to close schools. >> during a meeting, the school board president even argued that closing kennedy high would be dangerous because gang members from different parts of the city would be forced to mix togeth
gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! turned into a wrecking yard this evening. that's after a dump truck came speeding down the grand avenue off-ramp out of control. >> in all 13 carses damaged. five people were hurt. amy hollyfield is near the accident scene tonight with what happened. amy? >> carolyn, one driver told me when she heard the truck start hitting cars she thought it was gunshots. the driver of the truck said he did everything he could to try and stop that truck, but that his brakes were gone. the driver said he felt like he was floating when he was barreling out of control toward a line of cars sitting at a red light. >> oh god the whole way is all i could say. >> he jumped out to check on everyone and was especially relieved when he realized that no one was in the backseat of the honda he hit. >> i think everyone is really lucky. we are
radiates the classroom. everyone enjoyed having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie worked for the california public utilities commission for over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there's been no public announcement about services for 81-year-old elizabeth torres. she's the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility had mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but it has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission have laid on the pressure and as abc 7's david louie reports it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state a
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